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Introducing Generative AI with AWS

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"Introducing Generative AI with AWS," a beginner-level Udacity course, delves into generative AI, focusing on its fundamentals, historical context, and real-world applications. It covers AI and ML foundations, Large Language Models (LLMs) with transformer-based architectures, and the societal impacts of generative AI. The course aims to impart a deep understanding of AI's evolution, distinguish AI from ML, explore LLMs, and emphasize ethical AI deployment. It includes exercises on AI history, ML approaches, prompt engineering, and responsible AI use. Prerequisites are basic Python.

"Introducing Generative AI with AWS," a beginner-level Udacity course, delves into generative AI, focusing on its fundamentals, historical context, and real-world applications. It covers AI and ML foundations, Large Language Models (LLMs) with transformer-based architectures, and the societal impacts of generative AI. The course aims to impart a deep understanding of AI's evolution, distinguish AI from ML, explore LLMs, and emphasize ethical AI deployment. It includes exercises on AI history, ML approaches, prompt engineering, and responsible AI use. Prerequisites are basic Python.

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Beginner

4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated February 1, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Convolutional neural networks • Amazon sagemaker • Generative AI Fluency • Prompt Engineering
Prerequisites:
Basic Python

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Artificial Intelligence in Context

Explore AI's evolution and everyday impact, covering its history, societal prevalence, and industry applications.

Lesson 2

Fundamentals of AI and ML

Introduction to AI and ML basics, covering their relationship, machine learning models, types, and approaches, plus generative AI.

Lesson 3

Using Large Language Models (LLMs)

This lesson covers LLMs, focusing on their evolution, transformer architectures, training methods, prompt engineering, and fine-tuning.

Lesson 4

Real-world Applications of Generative AI

Examine generative AI's societal impact, focusing on creative applications, ethical use, diversity in AI, and policy implications.

Lesson 5 • Project

Project: Building a Domain Expert Model

In this project, you'll fine-tune a text generation large language foundation model for domain adaptation to be a domain expert using AWS Sagemaker

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Matthew Purcell

Senior Technical Trainer (AI/ML) at Amazon Web Services

Matthew Purcell is a Senior Technical Trainer at AWS specializing in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Prior to joining AWS, Matt was a high school teacher and head of department for 14 years, integrating AWS AI/ML cloud technologies into high school digital technologies curriculum. His passion is making advanced technologies approachable for everyone, which he has continued doing at AWS through developing educational content for AWS DeepRacer, AI/ML workshops for AWS Summits and AWS re:Invent.

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